Friday 17 April 2009

Make Your Own Fabric Flowers

I got tired of buying those little jars of flowers for 9.99 at the big craft stores. I had to make 200 wedding favors and decided to make my own flowers.  You just pull them apart and put a brad in the center.  Easy peasy!
Here's the flowers when I was done.  The yellow flowers are all from big bouquets.

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A nice, easy monochrome image - men are always difficult to stamp for, and I think are often frightened of colour!

This card works well for birthdays, anniversarys (I made it for Father's Day last year - and my poor husband will probably be given it again this year, lol).

With Love
copyright Susie Jefferson at 1stFloorFlat and BladeRubberStamps

How I did it:
  • I used just one inkpad throughout: Brilliance ink in Starlite Black.
  • The background is the huge trefoil stamp (stamped twice onto white card) from the Weathered Textiles sheet by Tim Holtz.
  • The main image is Classic Couple from Stampsmith (also stamped onto white card) then torn round 3 of the edges and ink rubbed on straight from the pad.
  • I punched two holes at top and bottom left-hand side and threaded fibres through, then used double-sided tape to mount the piece to the background.
  • The text is made up from an unmounted ransom-style alphabet set.
I hope you enjoy my very first project for Inspirational!

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Thursday 16 April 2009

Quilling A Bear

How to quill a cute bear that you can place on cards or scrapbooks.
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